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Two women survive ordeal on Indiana railroad bridge

July 30th, 2014 5:53 pm by Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

July 30th, 2014 10:00 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

July 30th, 2014 8:00 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

"Well, you should hear the whacko wing of the GOP," replied the person, whose name was blacked out by Camp's office. "The US is through; too many foreigners sucking the teat; time to hunker down, buy ammo and food, and prepare for the end."

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House approves Republican plan to sue Obama

House approves Republican plan to sue Obama

July 30th, 2014 7:20 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

July 30th, 2014 5:00 pm by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The economy sprang back to life after a dismal winter in which it shrank at a sharp 2.1 percent annual rate. The government upgraded that figure from a previous estimate of a 2.9 percent drop.

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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

July 30th, 2014 8:01 am by JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

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Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

July 30th, 2014 7:59 am by Associated Press

A movie theater chain says it is reviewing complaints after a theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program for youngsters.

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Tenn. chief justice pleads his case to stay behind bench

Tenn. chief justice pleads his case to stay behind bench

July 29th, 2014 11:38 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

On another sweep through East Tennessee, Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade met with judges, attorneys and others on Tuesday to continue his efforts to combat an attack campaign to oust him from the bench.

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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

July 29th, 2014 11:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.

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Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates

Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates

July 29th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's letter to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

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In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

July 29th, 2014 6:30 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

The criticism came as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the first of two days of public hearings on a plan which would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.

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